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HP names Tracy Keogh as EVP of human resources

Technology company Hewlett-Packard Co. said Thursday it has named Tracy Keogh as executive vice president of human resources, effective April 25. Full story

UI defends consulting contract for new pay system

The University of Iowa on Thursday defended its decision to pay an outside consultant more than a half-million dollars to help create a new job title and compensation system for 5,200 professional and scientific employees, many of whom are nervous about the change. Full story

UI leaders praised ex-worker in reference letters

After approving a $450,000 severance agreement requiring a subordinate to quit, University of Iowa's vice president for human resources wrote a letter of reference praising his work and suggesting to future employers that the departure was voluntary. Full story

Putting People Before Numbers

   While many businesses continue to face tight budget constraints when it comes to hiring, people are more important than numbers, says William Conaty, General Electric former SVP, corporate human resources.

Hercules Offshore CFO steps down

Hercules Offshore Inc. on Monday said Lisa Rodriguez has stepped down as chief financial officer, but will remain with the oil drilling company as vice president of human resources. Full story

Microsoft plants break labor rules, group says

Two factories that make Microsoft Corp. products in southern China violated overtime regulations and failed to properly register the use of teen workers, a monitoring group said. Full story

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